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David

Darling

OPTICS AND OPTICAL PHENOMENA

  • aberration, optical
  • aberration of starlight
  • absorptance
  • absorption
  • accommodation
  • achromatic lens
  • active optics
  • adaptive optics
  • Airy disk
  • albedo
  • anastigmat(ic)
  • angle of incidence
  • angle of reflection
  • angle of refraction
  • Antoniadi scale
  • aperture
  • apochromat(ic)
  • astigmatism
  • atmospheric extinction
  • atmospheric refraction
  • averted vision

  • Barlow lens
  • Benham's disk
  • binoculars
  • Bragg angle
  • Bragg's law
  • Brandon eyepiece
  • Brewster's law
  • Brocken specter

  • camera
  • camera lucida and camera obscura
  • candlepower
  • chemiluminescence
  • chromatic aberration
  • collimator
  • color
  • coma, optical
  • complimentary colors
  • concave
  • contact lenses
  • contrast
  • convex
  • corrector plate
  • coudé focus
  • critical angle
  • crown glass
  • crystal optics
  • curvature of field

  • dark adaptation
  • Dawes' limit
  • depth of field
  • depth perception
  • dichroism
  • diffraction
  • diffraction grating
  • diffraction pattern
  • diffraction-limited
  • dispersion
  • distortion
  • Doppler effect
  • double refraction
  • doublet

  • eidetic image
  • exit pupil
  • extended wear contact lenses
  • eye relief
  • eyepiece
  • eyepoint

  • Fabry lens
  • Faraday rotation
  • field curvature
  • field lens
  • field of view
  • filter
  • flint glass
  • fluorescence
  • f-number
  • focal length
  • focal plane
  • focal point
  • focal ratio
  • focal reducer

  • ghost image

  • holography

  • image
  • image tube
  • incandescence
  • interference
  • interference pattern
  • iridescence

  • laser
  • laws of reflection
  • lens
  • light
  • light pollution
  • light waves
  • luminance
  • luminescence
  • luminous flux
  • luminous intensity

  • magnification
  • magnifying glass
  • meniscus lens
  • microscope
  • Mie scattering
  • mirage
  • mirror
  • monochromatic

  • Nasmyth focus
  • Newton's color disk
  • Newton's rings
  • Nicol prism
  • nulling

  • objective
  • optical activity
  • optical axis
  • optics

  • penumbra
  • periscope
  • phosphorescence
  • photodissociation
  • photoelectric effect
  • photoluminescence
  • photometer
  • photometry
  • photopolarimeter
  • plano-concave lens
  • plano-convex lens
  • polarimeter
  • polarimetry
  • polarization
  • polarized light
  • Poynting-Robertson effect
  • primary mirror
  • prime focus
  • prism
  • Purkinje effect

  • radiation pressure
  • rainbow
  • Ramsden disk
  • Rayleigh criterion
  • Rayleigh scattering
  • reflecting telescope
  • reflection
  • reflection, laws of
  • refracting telescope
  • refraction
  • refractive index
  • refractometer
  • resolution
  • resolving power
  • Rochon prism

  • scattering
  • seeing
  • segmented mirror
  • shadow
  • spherical aberration
  • spherometer
  • stereoscope

  • telescope
  • thermoluminescence
  • toric contact lenses
  • total internal reflection
  • transfer lens
  • triboluminescence
  • triplet

  • visible light

  • Wollaston prism

  • X-ray crystallography
  • X-ray diffraction